Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Scott There is a newspaper report from around that time about a Private Joseph Scott of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, from Coyagh, Fintona. It is not known if this is the same man.
30/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Scott Private Joseph Scott, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, is in hospital, wounded. Prior to the war he resided in Coyagh, Fintona. He was a member of Clanabogan Company, U.V.F.
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30/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Scott From the Tyrone Constitution dated 21st July 1916:
28/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Scott Private Joseph Scott has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
28/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Scott Private Joseph Scott arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 11th July 1915.
28/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Scott Known family: James Scott, Lizzy Scott, Maggie Scott (born 27th June 1891), Teresa Elizabeth Scott (born 15th November 1893), Peter Scott (born 28th July 1896), Joseph Scott (born 5th April 1899).
28/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Scott Joseph Scott was born on 5th April 1899 in the Sixmilecross area. He was the youngest of four known children.
28/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Scott Joseph Scott was the son of James and Lizzie Scott (nee Doherty). Both parents were born in Donegal, so it’s possible they were married in Donegal.
28/11/2021 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands Gunner Patrick Sands is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WWI Roll of Honour in St Anne's Church Of Ireland in Dungannon.
28/11/2021 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands Patrick Sands was one of four brothers who served. Patrick’s younger brother, David, also died in the war on 31st January 1917, five months earlier.
28/11/2021 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands Known family: James Sands. Catherine Kate Sands, Jane Sands (born 27th January 1880), James Sands (born 8th April 1882), Catherine Sands (born 26th April 1884), Ellen / Nellie Sands (born about 1885), Patrick Sands (born 3rd March 1887), John Sands (born 1st January 1890), David Sands (born 7th September 1893), William Sands (born 7th September 1893, died 9th November 1893), Sarah Sands (born 8th September 1897)
28/11/2021 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands Patrick Joseph Sands was born on 3rd March 1887. He was one of nine children, all born in Dungannon.
28/11/2021 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands The CWGC record the family name as ‘Sandes’. However, all local documentation and local war memorials spell of the surname Sands.
28/11/2021 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands Patrick Joseph Sands was the son of James and Catherine Kate Sands. James Sands and Catherine Mallon were married on 2nd October 1879 in the district of Dungannon.
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands The CWGC record Private David Sands as the son of Kate Sandes of Park Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands Private David Sands is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WWI Roll of Honour in St Anne's Church Of Ireland in Dungannon.
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands Private David Sands is buried in Grove Town Cemetery in France.
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands Private David Sands was home for a time in early 1916, recovering from dysentery he contracted at Gallipoli.
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands Private David Sands arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 11th July 1915.
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands He was with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers for a time (Service No. 9532).
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands Known family: James Sands. Catherine Kate Sands, Jane Sands (born 27th January 1880), James Sands (born 8th April 1882), Catherine Sands (born 26th April 1884), Ellen / Nellie Sands (born about 1885), Patrick Sands (born 3rd March 1887), John Sands (born 1st January 1890), David Sands (born 7th September 1893), William Sands (born 7th September 1893, died 9th November 1893), Sarah Sands (born 8th September 1897)
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands David Sands was born on 7th September 1893. He was one of nine children, all born in Dungannon.
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands The CWGC record the family name as ‘Sandes’. However, all local documentation and local war memorials spell of the surname Sands.
28/11/2021 Pte. David Sands David Sands was the youngest surviving son of James and Catherine Kate Sands. James Sands and Catherine Mallon were married on 2nd October 1879 in the district of Dungannon.
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26/11/2021 Gnr Thomas Rutherford Gunner Thomas Rutherford is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
26/11/2021 Gnr Thomas Rutherford Gunner Thomas Rutherford arrived in France with the Royal Field Artillery on 11th September 1914.
26/11/2021 Gnr Thomas Rutherford Known family: Thomas Rutherford, Jane Rutherford, William Rutherford, Thomas Rutherford (born about 1896).
26/11/2021 Gnr Thomas Rutherford Thomas Rutherford was the son of Thomas and Jane Rutherford.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. There is no evidence to suggest William Arthur Roulston ever lived in the Dungannon area.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. Sergeant William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. Sergeant William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. is buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery. His inscription reads: "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS" ST. JOHN 15.13
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. William’s brother, Robert Mervyn Roulston, served with the Canadians in the war. He survived the war.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. Lance Corporal William Arthur Roulston was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his deeds. Unfortunately he did not survive to collect his medal.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. Sometime in September / October 1916, Lance Corporal William Roulston ‘led a bombing party with great courage and determination, himself killing over thirty of the enemy. Later he led his platoon with marked dash and gallantry.’
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. Rifleman William Roulston arrived in France with the London Regiment on 4th November 1914.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. William Roulston was employed in a commercial position in London prior to the war.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 39 in Scotch Street, Dungannon.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. William Roulston served for seven years in the territorial forces.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. The 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 1 in Castle Hill, Dungannon. His father had died.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. Known family: Hugh Thompson Roulston, Margaret Roulston, Josephine Roulston (born about 1878, Fermanagh), William Arthur Roulston (born about 1881, Clones), Olive Roulston (born about 1888, Longford), Gertrude E Roulston (born 19th August 1889. Brookeborough), Robert Mervyn Roulston (born 11th September 1893, Brookeborough), Violet M Roulston (born about 1897, Donegal).
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. Rev Hugh Thompson Roulston was a Wesleyan Minister. As such, ther family moved about a lot.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. William Arthur Roulston was born in Clones, County Monaghan about 1881.
26/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. William Arthur Roulston was the son of Hugh and Margaret Roulston.
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25/11/2021 Sgt. William Arthur Roulston D.C.M. 03297
25/11/2021 L/Corp John Henry Rose The Dungannon section of the Ulster Street Directory of 1890 does not list a John Rose
25/11/2021 L/Corp John Henry Rose Private John Henry Rose arrived in France with the Rifle Brigade on 23rd August 1914.
25/11/2021 L/Corp John Henry Rose Known family: John Rose, Margaret Rose, Lucy Rose (born 2nd August 1883), Lydia Rose (born 16th September 1886), Mary Rose (born 8th July 1889), John Henry Rose (born 17th June 1891).
25/11/2021 L/Corp John Henry Rose John Henry Rose was born on 17th June 1891. He was the youngest of four children born in Dungannon.
25/11/2021 L/Corp John Henry Rose John Henry Rose was the only known son of John and Margaret Rose. No GRONI marriage record can be found.
18/11/2021 Corp Joseph Quinn M.M. The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 28 living with wife Teresa and two sons at house 3 in Washingford Row, Dungannon, Tyrone. Joseph was working at as spinning mill labourer.
18/11/2021 Corp Joseph Quinn M.M. Family: Joseph Quinn, Teresa Quinn, John Francis Quinn (born 1st July 1908), Joseph Leo Quinn (born 18th February 1910), James Quinn (born 6th December 1911), Margaret Quinn (born 2nd March 1914).
18/11/2021 Corp Joseph Quinn M.M. Joseph Quinn and Teresa Fox were married on 20th April 1908 in the district of Dungannon. They went on have at least four children, all born in Dungannon.
17/11/2021 Unknown J (ww1) Reid 03296
17/11/2021 Unknown J (ww1) Reid There was a Private John Reid, from Aughnacloy, who served and died with the Canadian Contingent. It is not known if this is the same man.
17/11/2021 Unknown J (ww1) Reid No further information is available.
17/11/2021 Unknown J (ww1) Reid There is a J Reid listed on Moy Memorial as having died in World War One.
16/11/2021 Sgt. Henry (Harry) Robinson Sergeant Henry Robinson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
16/11/2021 Sgt. Henry (Harry) Robinson Sergeant Henry Robinson is commemorated on Special Memorial B-50 at Redoubt Cemetery at Helles in Turkey.
16/11/2021 Sgt. Henry (Harry) Robinson Known family: Henry William Robinson, Martha Robinson, John Robinson (born 26th September 1880), Elizabeth Robinson (born 25th September 1882), Mary Robinson (born 11th November 1884), Henry Robinson (born 16th October 1886), Unnamed male (born 6th September 1889, died 8th September 1889), Martha Robinson (born 4th January 1891, died 17th January 1891), Margaret Robinson (born 19th September 1892, died 21st September 1892), Martha Jane Robinson (born 20th October 1894), Alexander James Robinson (born 2nd October 1902).
16/11/2021 Sgt. Henry (Harry) Robinson Henry Robinson was born on 16th October 1886 in Caledon, County Tyrone. He was one of at least nine children, six surviving, all born in the Caledon area.
16/11/2021 Sgt. Henry (Harry) Robinson Henry Robinson was the son of Henry and Martha Robinson. Henry Robinson and Martha McLoughlin were married on 26th December 1879 in the district of Armagh. Spellings of McLoughlin include McGloughlin and McLaughlin.
16/11/2021 Sapper William Douglas Reid 03290
16/11/2021 Sapper William Douglas Reid 03289
16/11/2021 Pte. John Reid 03288
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16/11/2021 Pte. John Reid The court are of the opinion that Trooper Reid died as the result of injuries received to his head. On the day he was taken ill, Joseph Reid engaged in a short fight with Trooper J W Byers, in which neither man appears to have suffered much injury. Trooper Reid stated that the injury was caused from a kick from a horse. He was in charge of three savage horses, but there is no evidence of a kick that day beyond his own statement. The 10th witness states that Trooper Reid had been kicked on the head by a mule a few days earlier, but there is no particular evidence of this. The court is therefor of the opinion that there is not sufficient evidence to show how and when the fatal injury was caused. Signed and named this 14th day of August 1915. The court are of the opinion that Trooper Reid died as the result of injuries received to his head. On the day he was taken ill, Joseph Reid engaged in a short fight with Trooper J W Byers, in which neither man appears to have suffered much injury. Trooper Reid stated that the injury was caused from a kick from a horse. He was in charge of three savage horses, but there is no evidence of a kick that day beyond his own statement. The 10th witness states that Trooper Reid had been kicked on the head by a mule a few days earlier, but there is no particular evidence of this. The court is therefor of the opinion that there is not sufficient evidence to show how and when the fatal injury was caused. Signed and named this 14th day of August 1915.
16/11/2021 Pte. John Reid An inquiry was held and the opinion was inconclusive. He may have received the head injury from a fight with another soldier or may have received his injury as a result of being kicked in the head by a horse. There is substantial details of the inquiry in Private John Reid’s military documents.
16/11/2021 Pte. John Reid There were queries on how Private John Reid died.
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14/11/2021 Pte. William Roberts Known family: Sarah Jane Roberts, Robert Roberts, John Roberts (born 2nd December 1878), Ellen Roberts (born 10th February 1880), Harriet J Roberts (born 4th October 1881), William Roberts (born 6th November 1883), Walter Roberts (born 13th February 1885), Charles Roberts (born 15th June 1886), George Roberts (born 24th November 1889), Thomas Roberts (born 17th January 1889), Rebecca Roberts (born 11th April 1890, died 11th May 1892), David Roberts (born 22nd December 1891, died 13th December 1895), Malinda Roberts (born 4th July 1893), Albert Roberts (born 15th July 1898).
14/11/2021 Pte. William Roberts William Roberts was born on 6th November 1883 near Aughnacloy, probably in County Monaghan. He was one of at least fourteen children.
14/11/2021 Pte. William Roberts William Roberts was the eldest son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts. Robert Roberts and Sarah Moffit were married on 1st February 1878 in the district of Dungannon.
14/11/2021 Pte. Thomas James Roberts Known family: Sarah Jane Roberts, Robert Roberts, John Roberts (born 2nd December 1878), Ellen Roberts (born 10th February 1880), Harriet J Roberts (born 4th October 1881), William Roberts (born 6th November 1883), Walter Roberts (born 13th February 1885), Charles Roberts (born 15th June 1886), George Roberts (born 24th November 1889), Thomas Roberts (born 17th January 1889), Rebecca Roberts (born 11th April 1890, died 11th May 1892), David Roberts (born 22nd December 1891, died 13th December 1895), Malinda Roberts (born 4th July 1893), Albert Roberts (born 15th July 1898).
14/11/2021 Pte. Thomas James Roberts Thomas Roberts was born on 17th January 1889 near Aughnacloy, probably in County Monaghan. He was one of at least fourteen children.
14/11/2021 Pte. Thomas James Roberts Thomas James Roberts was the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts. Robert Roberts and Sarah Moffit were married on 1st February 1878 in the district of Dungannon.
14/11/2021 L/Corp George Roberts Known family: Sarah Jane Roberts, Robert Roberts, John Roberts (born 2nd December 1878), Ellen Roberts (born 10th February 1880), Harriet J Roberts (born 4th October 1881), William Roberts (born 6th November 1883), Walter Roberts (born 13th February 1885), Charles Roberts (born 15th June 1886), George Roberts (born 24th November 1889), Thomas Roberts (born 17th January 1889), Rebecca Roberts (born 11th April 1890, died 11th May 1892), David Roberts (born 22nd December 1891, died 13th December 1895), Malinda Roberts (born 4th July 1893), Albert Roberts (born 15th July 1898).
14/11/2021 L/Corp George Roberts George Roberts was born on 24th November 1889 near Aughnacloy, probably in County Monaghan. He was one of at least fourteen children.
14/11/2021 L/Corp George Roberts George Roberts was the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts. Robert Roberts and Sarah
14/11/2021 Pte. William Roberts Another brother, Charles K S Roberts, became Dungannon Workhouse master having been invalided out of the war after losing an arm in action.
14/11/2021 Pte. William Roberts William’s brother, Lance Corporal George Roberts, was serving with the 7th Company of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps when he was killed in action on 10th April 1917, aged 27.
14/11/2021 Pte. William Roberts William’s brother, Private Thomas Roberts, was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
14/11/2021 Pte. William Roberts All Mrs Roberts’ seven sons volunteered and of these, three were killed in action and two were permanently disabled.
14/11/2021 Pte. William Roberts Private William Roberts and his two brothers are commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
14/11/2021 L/Corp George Roberts Lance Corporal George Roberts and his two brothers are commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
14/11/2021 L/Corp George Roberts Another brother, Charles K S Roberts, became Dungannon Workhouse master having been invalided out of the war after losing an arm in action.
14/11/2021 L/Corp George Roberts George’s brother, Private William Roberts, was killed in action on the 6th December 1917 in France, aged 35.
14/11/2021 L/Corp George Roberts George’s brother, Private Thomas Roberts, was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 26 years old.
14/11/2021 L/Corp George Roberts All Mrs Roberts’ seven sons volunteered and of these, three were killed in action and two were permanently disabled.
14/11/2021 Pte. Thomas James Roberts Private Thomas Roberts and his two brothers are commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
14/11/2021 Pte. Thomas James Roberts Private Thomas Roberts is buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, two kilometres north of the village of Flers in the Department of the Somme.
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14/11/2021 Pte. Thomas James Roberts 03282
14/11/2021 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds As a consequence he was invalided out of service, the London Gazette reporting that Temporary Second Lieutenant James A Reynolds relinquished his commission on account of ill-health on 20th October 1915.
13/11/2021 R/man William (ww1) Reid The Royal School Dungannon had a William E Reid who also served with the Canadians. He survived the war.
13/11/2021 R/man William (ww1) Reid There was a Sapper William Douglas Reid, from Benburb, who served and died with the Canadian Contingent. (see below)
13/11/2021 R/man William (ww1) Reid No other details are available.
13/11/2021 R/man William (ww1) Reid There is a Rifleman William Reid on Clogher War Memorial as having served with the Royal Irish Rifles and died in World War One. The inscription also notes he was from Clogher.
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12/11/2021 Pte. John Reid It seems John’s father, Joseph Reid, died on 20th January 1888 in the Aughnacloy area, aged 40.
12/11/2021 Pte. John Reid Known family: Joseph Reid, Martha Reid, Catherine Reid (born 9th February 1869), Anne Reid (born 15th November 1871), Thomas Reid (born 9th June 1874, died 9th September 1874), Joseph Reid (born 29th December 1875), Thomas Reid (born 2nd October 1878), Marjory Reid (born 14th March 1881), Mary Reid (born 4th January 1884, died 9th January 1884), John Reid (born 22nd September 1885)
12/11/2021 Pte. John Reid John Reid was born on 22nd September 1885. He was the youngest of eight children, all born in the Aughnacloy area.
12/11/2021 Pte. John Reid John Reid was the youngest son of Joseph and Martha Reid. Joseph Reid and Martha Callaghan on 27th November 1866 in Belfast.
12/11/2021 Corp Alexander Reid Corporal Alexander Reid is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
12/11/2021 Corp Alexander Reid Corporal Alexander Reid is also commemorated on the Great Northern Railway WWI Memorial which resides in Belfast Central Railway Station.
12/11/2021 Corp Alexander Reid Corporal Alexander Reid has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, nine kilometres north east of Ypres town centre in Belgium
12/11/2021 Corp Alexander Reid Lance Corporal Alexander Reid arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
12/11/2021 Corp Alexander Reid The 1911 census lists Alex as age 32, a boarder at house 1 in Foyle Road, Londonderry. He was a railway clerk.
12/11/2021 Corp Alexander Reid The 1901 census lists Alexander as age 22, living at house 9 in Finelly, Benburb, Tyrone. He was a farm servant.
12/11/2021 Corp Alexander Reid Known family: George Reid, Elizabeth Reid, Alexander Reid (born 14th February 1878), Eliza Reid (born 27th May 1879), Annie Reid?
12/11/2021 Corp Alexander Reid Alexander Reid was born on 14th February 1878 in Dungannon.
12/11/2021 Corp Alexander Reid Alexander Reid was the only son of George and Elizabeth Reid. George Reid and Eliza Stuart were married on 15th April 1877 in the district of Dungannon.
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10/11/2021 Pte. John Ramsay Private John Ramsey is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial. Isted as being from Carntall.
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10/11/2021 Pte. John Ramsay Private John Ramsey was awarded a Good Conduct badge on 18th March 1917
10/11/2021 Pte. John Ramsay Private John Ramsey arrived in France on 14th October 1916.
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10/11/2021 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor There is evidence that he ever lived in the Dungannon – Moy area.
10/11/2021 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor Captain James Claude Beauchamp Proctor is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
10/11/2021 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor Captain James Claude Beauchamp Proctor is buried in Mill Road Cemetery at Thiepval in France. His inscription reads: UNTIL THE DAY BREAK AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY
10/11/2021 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor The 1911 census lists James as age 25, living with his sister at house 92 in Main Street, Limavady, County Londonderry. James was a solicitor with the initials - M.A., L.L.D. (T.C.D).
10/11/2021 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor The 1901 census does not list James as living with his parents at house 89 in Main Street, Limavady, County Londonderry. His father was a solicitor.
10/11/2021 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor Family: James Edwin Procter, Frances J Procter, Emma Frances Bonnar Proctor (born 10th March 1884), James Claude Beauchamp Proctor (born 21st June 1885), George Proctor (born 22nd August 1886), Edwin Edmund Vere Procter (born 22nd March 1888), Eveleen Mary Procter (born 16th November 1890).
10/11/2021 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor His father James Edwin was a solicitor who lived and practiced in Limavady, County Londonderry.
10/11/2021 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor James Claude Beauchamp Proctor was born on the 21st June 1885 in Limavady, County Londonderry. He was the second of five children.
10/11/2021 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor James Claude Beauchamp Proctor was the eldest son of James Edwin and Francis J Proctor. James Proctor and Frances Orr were married about 1883.
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10/11/2021 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. 2nd Lieutenant (temp. Captain) Alan Grey Porter was awarded the Military Cross in December 1916 ‘For conspicuous gallantry in action. He held on throughout the day to a very exposed trench swept by fire. He set a splendid example throughout.’
10/11/2021 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. Captain Alan Grey Porter M.C. is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial and on the WWI tablet in St Macartan's Cathedral in Clogher
10/11/2021 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. Captain Alan Grey Porter M.C. is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France. His inscription reads: BORN SEPT. 20TH 1894 UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS DEUT 33.27
10/11/2021 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. Known family: Thomas Stewart Porter, Mary Porter, Olga Lavinia Porter (born about 1894, County Wicklow), Alan Grey Porter (born 20th September 1894, Rathdown, County Wicklow), Guinevere ‘Gwanon’ Mary Porter (born about 1896, County Dublin), Arthur Digloy Porter (born 27th June 1697, Rathdown,County Wicklow), Evelyn Kathleen Porter (born about 1899, County Dublin), Wanda ‘Manola’ Eleanor Mae Porter (born about 1902, County Dublin).
10/11/2021 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. Alan Grey Porter was born on 20th September 1894 in Rathdown, County Wicklow.
10/11/2021 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. Alan Grey Porter was the eldest son of Thomas and Mary Porter (nee Wrench). They were married about 1893.
08/11/2021 L/Corp William John Rainey Lance Corporal William John Rainey is listed on page 60 of the Ballygawley War Dead book, compiled by Drew Robinson.
08/11/2021 L/Corp William John Rainey Lance Corporal William John Rainey is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in France. His inscription reads: HERE LIES THE ONE WE LOVED SO WELL HE LIVES NOW WITH THE LORD
08/11/2021 L/Corp William John Rainey Family: George Rainey, Mary Rainey, Elizabeth Rainey (born 2nd April 1881), Mary Rainey (born 4th August 1882), Charlotte Rainey (born 25th March 1884), William John Rainey (born 13th May 1886), James Rainey (born 3rd July 1888), Margaret Rainey (born about 1891), Robert Rainey (born 25th April 1892), George Rainey (born 17th February 1894, died 20th February 1894), Susanna Annie Rainey (born 23rd September 1895).
08/11/2021 L/Corp William John Rainey William John Rainey was born 13th May 1886 in Errigal, Ballygawley, County Tyrone. He was one of nine children, all born in the Ballygawley area.
08/11/2021 L/Corp William John Rainey William John Rainey was the oldest son of George and Mary Rainey. George Rainey and Mary McKeown were married on 16th March 1880 in the district of Dungannon.
08/11/2021 Pte. Robert Rainey Private Robert Rainey is listed on page 18 of the Ballygawley War Dead book, compiled by Drew Robinson.
08/11/2021 Pte. Robert Rainey Private Robert Rainey arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
08/11/2021 Pte. Robert Rainey Family: George Rainey, Mary Rainey, Elizabeth Rainey (born 2nd April 1881), Mary Rainey (born 4th August 1882), Charlotte Rainey (born 25th March 1884), William John Rainey (born 13th May 1886), James Rainey (born 3rd July 1888), Margaret Rainey (born about 1891), Robert Rainey (born 25th April 1892), George Rainey (born 17th February 1894, died 20th February 1894), Susanna Annie Rainey (born 23rd September 1895).
08/11/2021 Pte. Robert Rainey Robert Rainey was born on 25th April 1892 in Errigal, Ballygawley, County Tyrone. He was one of nine children, all born in the Ballygawley area.
08/11/2021 Pte. Robert Rainey Robert Rainey was the youngest son of George and Mary Rainey. George Rainey and Mary McKeown were married on 16th March 1880 in the district of Dungannon.
08/11/2021 Pte. Peter Rafferty The CWGC record Private Peter Rafferty as the son of Thomas and Ellen Rafferty (formerly McCann) of Barrack Row, Coalisland, County Tyrone
08/11/2021 Pte. Peter Rafferty Private Peter Rafferty is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
08/11/2021 Pte. Peter Rafferty The 1911 census reveals that Peter and the family have moved to Coalisland Town. Peter was 16 years old, has left school and was working as a labourer in a brick yard.
08/11/2021 Pte. Peter Rafferty Known family: Thomas Rafferty, Ellen Rafferty, Mary Rafferty (born 19th October 1889), Patrick Rafferty (born 16th March 1891, died 17th March 1891), John Rafferty (born 16th April 1892), Peter Rafferty (born 14th June 1894), Margaret Rafferty (born 4th January 1896), Elizabeth Rafferty (born 15th February 1898, died 3rd March 1909, age 11), Thomas Rafferty (born 15th December 1901).
08/11/2021 Pte. Peter Rafferty The 1901 census records Peters as 6 years old. The family were living in Brackaville, Tullyniskane near Coalisland. Thomas and Ellen were both mill workers.
08/11/2021 Pte. Peter Rafferty Peter Rafferty was born on 14th June 1894 in Coalisland, County Tyrone. He was one of at least seven children, all born in Coalisland.
08/11/2021 Pte. Peter Rafferty Peter Rafferty was a son of Thomas and Ellen Rafferty. Thomas Rafferty and Ellen McCann were married on 21st January 1889 in the district of Dungannon.
08/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Rafferty Private Joseph Rafferty is listed on page 38 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
08/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Rafferty Private Joseph Rafferty is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
08/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Rafferty Joseph Rafferty later became the foster son of his uncle and aunt, Henry and Eliza Anne Heron.
08/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Rafferty Known family: Daniel Rafferty, Mary Rafferty, Robert Rafferty (born 1st December 1886), Joseph Rafferty (born 19th December 1893).
08/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Rafferty Joseph Rafferty was born on 19th December 1893 in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh.
08/11/2021 Pte. Joseph Rafferty Joseph Rafferty was the son of Daniel and Mary Rafferty. Daniel Rafferty and Mary Bogue were married on 27th February 1886 in the district of Fermanagh.
08/11/2021 R/man Thomas H Quinn Rifleman Thomas H Quinn is listed on page 143 of the Armagh War Dead book.
08/11/2021 R/man Thomas H Quinn Rifleman Thomas Quinn is buried in Ham British Cemetery at Muille-Villett in France. His inscription reads: THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT
08/11/2021 R/man Thomas H Quinn Private Thomas Quinn arrived in France with the Royal Irish Rifles on 5th October 1915
08/11/2021 R/man Thomas H Quinn The Belfast Street Directory of 1912 lists 122 Utility Street as vacant. The 1918 directory lists the resident as William Quinn, a labourer.
08/11/2021 R/man Thomas H Quinn Thomas H Quinn was the son of Mrs Margaret Quinn.
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston Private Charles Preston is listed on page 18 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston The CWGC record Private Charles Preston as the husband of Mary Jane Preston of Drumskinney, Dromore.
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston Private Charles Preston is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston The 1901 census does not list Charles as living with his wife and family at house 1 in Drumragh, Caldwell, Loughmuck, County Tyrone. Mary Jane is described as a soldier’s wife.
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston Family: Charles P Preston, Mary Jane Preston, John Preston (born about 1893, Fintona), Cassie Preston (born 4th July 1893, Fintona), William Preston (born 15th June 1895, twin, Fintona), Joseph Preston (born 15th June 1895, twin, Fintona), Mary Ann Preston (born 6th April 1900, Belfast), Thomas Preston (born 7th November 1901, Belfast), Caroline Preston (born 4th April 1903, Fintona), Charles Preston (born 7th August 1905, Fintona), Rebecca Rubie Shea Preston (born 18th April 1906, Fintona).
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston Charles and Mary Jane went on to have at least eight children, most of whom where born in Fintona.
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston Charles Preston married Mary Jane Keys about 1892. No record can be found on GRONI.
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston Known family: John Preston, Mary Preston, Anne Preston (born 16th November 1868, Tempo), Charles Preston (born 6th January 1870, Tempo), Andrew Preston (born 2nd June 1872, Tempo), James Preston (born 11th December 1873, Tempo), Mary Preston (born 8th August 1875, Tempo), Margaret Preston (born 8th August 1875, Fintona).
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston Charles Preston was born on 6th January 1870 in Clabby, Tempo, County Fermanagh. He was one of at least six children, all but the youngest being born in Clabby.
08/11/2021 R/man Charles Preston Charles Preston was the eldest son of John and Mary Preston. John Preston and Mary Keys were married on 12th October 1866 in the district of Fermanagh.
07/11/2021 Pte. James Alexander Potter Known family: Robert Potter, Margaret E Potter, Robert / Richmond J Potter (born 8th August 1885), James Alexander Potter (born 21st January 1889).
07/11/2021 Pte. James Alexander Potter James Alexander Potter was born on 21st January 1889. He was the younger of at least two children, both born in Caledon.
07/11/2021 Pte. James Alexander Potter James Alexander Potter was the son of Robert and Margaret E Potter. Robert Potter and Margaret Brown were married on 23rd March 1882 in the district of Dungannon.
07/11/2021 Pte. James Alexander Potter Private James Potter arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
07/11/2021 Pte. James Alexander Potter Private James Potter is buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, two kilometres north of the village of Flers in the Department of the Somme. His inscription reads: UNTIL THE DAY DAWNS
07/11/2021 R/man Thomas McMinn In loving memory of Samuel McMinn, Crossdernott, who died 12th February 1917, Also his son Thomas, who lost his life in France, 15th September 1916. Also his wife, Margatreret J, who died 26th January 1940. Also his son Hugh, 30th January 1965.
07/11/2021 R/man Thomas McMinn Thomas McMinn is also commemorated locally on Carland Presbyterian Church at Gortnaglush Road, Carland. The headstone inscription reads:
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07/11/2021 2nd Lt William Porter Many thanks to Paul Kerr and the Royal School Dungannon for his research and all the information provided. Second Lieutenant William Porter is listed on page 46 of the Royal School Dungannon WWI book
07/11/2021 2nd Lt William Porter Second Lieutenant William Porter is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WWI Roll of Honour in St Anne's Church Of Ireland in Dungannon.
07/11/2021 2nd Lt William Porter Second Lieutenant William Porter is buried in Ancre British Cemetery at the Somme. His inscription reads: ‘I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE’ ST.JOHN XI. 25
07/11/2021 2nd Lt William Porter Family: William Porter, Mary Porter, William Porter (born 3rd December 1884), May Porter (born 7th May 1887), James Porter (born 2nd May 1889), Lewis Porter (born 26th March 1892), Edith Porter (born 6th June 1894).
07/11/2021 2nd Lt William Porter William Porter was born on 3rd December 1884 in Belfast. He was the oldest of five children, all born in Belfast.
07/11/2021 2nd Lt William Porter William Porter was the oldest son of William and Mary Porter. William Porter and Mary Ryans were married on 28th January 1881 in Belfast.
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07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter Sergeant Joseph Porter is listed on page 42 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter The CWGC record Sergeant Joseph Porter as the brother of Miss May Porter of Brockhaugh, Tempo, County Fermanagh.
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter Sergeant Joseph Porter is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter Sergeant Joseph Porter has no known grave has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20th March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter In his will, he left all to his younger sister, May Porter, who was living at 5 Wansback Street, Belfast,
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter Sergeant Joseph Porter was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in the Somme region on 6th September 1916.
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter By the time of the 1911 census the family were living in Wansbeck Street, Cromac, Antrim which is now in the Stranmillis area of Belfast. Joseph had left school and was working as a labourer in a brick works.
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter The 1901 census records the family living at Aghintain (between Clogher and Fivemiletown) in County Tyrone. Joseph was 5 years old. His mother was a widow and washerwoman.
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter Joseph’s father, Samuel Porter, died on 7th February 1899 in the Fivemiletown area. He was 42 years old. Joseph would have been three years old.
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter Family: Samuel Porter, Isabella Porter, Mary Porter (born 10th May 1885, died 29th August 1894, age 10), Margaret Porter (born 2nd December 1886), Anne Porter (born 8th February 1889), Susan Porter (born 29th September 1891), Elizabeth Porter (born 27th May 1893), Joseph Porter (born 6th June 1895), May Porter (born about 1899).
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter Joseph Porter was born on 6th June 1895 in Fivemiletown. He was one of seven children, five surviving, all born in the Fivemiletown area.
07/11/2021 Sgt. Joseph Porter Joseph Porter was the only son of Samuel and Isabella Porter. Samuel Porter and Isabella Keys were married on 9th August 1884 in the district of Fermanagh.
03/11/2021 Pte. William Patton Private William Patton arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 14th April 1915.
03/11/2021 Pte. William Patton Private William John Patton is commemorated locally on Newmills Parish Church of Ireland World War One Memorial Plaque and on Newmills L.O.L. 183 Dungannon Roll of Honour.
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02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas Patterson Private Thomas Patterson is also commemorated locally on Newmills L.O.L. 183 Dungannon Roll of Honour.
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas Patterson Private Thomas Patterson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on Newmills Parish Church of Ireland World War One Memorial Plaque.
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas Patterson Known family: Thomas Patterson. Letitia Patterson, Violet Margaret Patterson (born 25th December 1909), Flora Patterson (born 12th September 1911), Thomas Patterson (born 27th July 1913), William Patterson (born 14th September 1915).
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas Patterson Thomas and Letitia went on to have at least four children, all born in the Newmills area.
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas Patterson Thomas Patterson and Letitia Wade were married on 12th March 1909 in the district of Dungannon.
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas Patterson Known family: William George Patterson, Margaret Jane Patterson, John Patterson (born 26th July 1876), Elizabeth Patterson (born 3rd January 1879), Thomas Patterson (born about 1884), Maggie Patterson (born 24th September 1885), Robert Patterson (born 9th November 1888), Fredrick S Patterson (born 10th April 1893).
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas Patterson Thomas was born in Dungannon about 1884. He was one of at least eight children, all born in the Newmills / Coalisland area.
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas Patterson Thomas Patterson was the son of William George and Margaret Patterson. George Patterson and Margaret Patterson were married on 7th October 1876 in the district of Dungannon.
02/11/2021 Pte. Richardson J Paisley Private Richardson Paisley is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial and on a tablet in St. Macartan's Cathedral in Clogher.
02/11/2021 Pte. Patrick O'Toole On his brother’s grave in Mont Huon Military Cemetery in Le Treport. In France, the inscription reads: ALSO IN MEMORY OF HIS BROTHER PATRICK 13TH N. F. DIED AT SOMME 1ST JULY 1916. (R.I.P.)
02/11/2021 Pte. Patrick O'Toole Patrick’s brother also died in the war. Private Thomas John O’Toole was serving with the 12th/13th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he died of disease on 11th November 1918.
02/11/2021 Pte. Patrick O'Toole Private Patrick O’Toole has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
02/11/2021 Pte. Patrick O'Toole Private Patrick O’Toole was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in Saturday 1st July 1916.
02/11/2021 Pte. Patrick O'Toole Private Patrick O’Toole arrived in France with the Northumberland Fusiliers on 25th December 1915.
02/11/2021 Pte. Patrick O'Toole Known family: Joseph O'Toole, Catherine Frances O'Toole, Elizabeth Jane O'Toole (born about 1885), Thomas John O'Toole (born about 1889), Mary Ann O'Toole (born about 1890), Patrick O'Toole (born about 1891), Peter William O'Toole (born about 1893), Margaret Louisa O'Toole (born about 1895), Catherine Caroline O'Toole (born about 1897).
02/11/2021 Pte. Patrick O'Toole The 1911 census lists Patrick as age 20, living with the family at house 13 in Lisnamonaghan, Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone. Patrick was working as a linen and cotton weaver.
02/11/2021 Pte. Patrick O'Toole Patrick O’Toole was born in Hong Kong about 1891.
02/11/2021 Pte. Patrick O'Toole Patrick O’Toole was the son of Joseph and Catherine Frances O'Toole.
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02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas John O'Toole Johns’ brother also died in the war. Private Patrick O’Toole was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in Saturday 1st July 1916.
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas John O'Toole Private Thomas John O’Toole is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery in Le Treport. Le Treport was an important hospital centre in World War One. His inscription reads: ALSO IN MEMORY OF HIS BROTHER PATRICK 13TH N. F. DIED AT SOMME 1ST JULY 1916. (R.I.P.)
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas John O'Toole In his will, John left all to his oldest sister, Elizabeth Jane O'Toole, who was living in Castlecaulfield.
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas John O'Toole Private John O’Toole arrived in France with the Northumberland Fusiliers on 23rd December 1915.
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas John O'Toole John O’Toole was born in Hong Kong about 1887.
02/11/2021 Pte. Thomas Patterson Private Thomas Patterson was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he died of pneumonia on 8th February 1915, age 31.
01/11/2021 Pte. William James Orr Private William Orr arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
01/11/2021 Pte. William James Orr Private William James Orr is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
01/11/2021 Pte. William James Orr Private William James Orr has no known grave has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20th March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
01/11/2021 Pte. William James Orr William James Orr was born on 6th June 1896 in the Killyman area of Dungannon. He was the oldest of at least eleven children.
01/11/2021 Pte. William James Orr William James Orr was the eldest son of John and Sarah Jane Orr. John Orr and Sarah Noble were married on 13th September 1895 in the district of Dungannon.
01/11/2021 Pte. John James Ormsby Private John James Ormsby is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WWI Roll of Honour in St Anne's Church Of Ireland in Dungannon.
01/11/2021 Pte. John James Ormsby Private John James Ormsby has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 11 on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres in Belgium.
01/11/2021 Pte. John James Ormsby Private Ormsby arrived in France with the Irish Guards on 13th August 1914.
01/11/2021 Pte. John James Ormsby Family: Burris Ormsby, Anna Maria Ormsby, George Ormsby (born about 1883), May Ormsby (born about 1885), John James Ormsby (born 19th September 1886, Kerry), Burris Ormsby (born about 1890), Harriet Ormsby (born about 1891), Emily Ormsby (born about 1893).
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